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How to Use Google Docs to Power Up Your Training Business (Client Handouts, Homework, and More!)

The right tools are like “power ups” in a video game — when you use them efficiently, everything gets easier. Choosing and then using the right ones can help make the admin tasks that drag dog trainers down quick and convenient, while adding a bit of professional...

From A Handout Library to Low-Cost Client Management: What a Dog Trainer Can Do With Google Drive

Google Drive is a file management product available from Google when you sign up for a Gmail email address or purchase a paid Gsuite account. But, because it’s made to integrate seamlessly with Google’s other products — sheets, docs, slides, and more, which will have their own articles (coming soon!) — and lives online, it makes file creation, sharing, and management simple.

The Dog Trainer’s Guide to Getting More Out of Gmail: Hacks to Help You Spend Less Time in Your Inbox

Can I ask you a question? How much time do you think you spend on email each week? If you're like most dog trainers (or, really, like most small business owners) the answer is likely "too much." In 2012, McKinsey reported that the average professional spent roughly...
From A Handout Library to Low-Cost Client Management: What a Dog Trainer Can Do With Google Drive

From A Handout Library to Low-Cost Client Management: What a Dog Trainer Can Do With Google Drive

Google Drive is a file management product available from Google when you sign up for a Gmail email address or purchase a paid Gsuite account. But, because it’s made to integrate seamlessly with Google’s other products — sheets, docs, slides, and more, which will have their own articles (coming soon!) — and lives online, it makes file creation, sharing, and management simple.

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Online Dog Training: What Trainers Need to Know To Take Their Business Virtual

Online Dog Training: What Trainers Need to Know To Take Their Business Virtual

Considering overing online dog training classes or virtual services for the long-haul? During COVID and “shelter at home” you jumped feet-first into online dog training, offering one-on-one lessons and group classes via Zoom, and finding other ways to keep some income coming in while in-person services were prohibited. And now, as the world slowly opens back up, you’re realizing you enjoyed some of the perks of online training and aren’t quite ready to let it go.

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Standing Out from the Crowd: How to Sell Online Services When COVID is Driving Everyone Online

Standing Out from the Crowd: How to Sell Online Services When COVID is Driving Everyone Online

What makes something stand out? Being different.

Right now there are many dog trainers who are all facing the same problem — they have received “shelter in place” or “stay at home” orders. So they’ve turned to online, and they’re working to offer online classes and virtual lessons… and they’re shouting about it everywhere they can online in an effort to keep some income coming in.

Of course, when everyone is posting and sharing and promoting their online classes, it can make it hard to stand out. It feels like a whole lot of noise. And then there’s you. How can you compete with all that?

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